Banks

About First Gulf Bank PJSC

About First Gulf Bank PJSC

FGB is a leading UAE bank with shareholder equity of AED 39.5 Billion as of December 31st 2015, making us one of the largest equity base banks in the UAE. Established in 1979 and headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, we offer a full range of financial services to businesses and consumers through an extensive network of relationship managers, web based and mobile applications as well as a call centre.

Internationally, FGB has branches in Singapore and Qatar, representative offices in Hong Kong and India, Korea and the UK, as well as a subsidiary in Libya.

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About National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC

About National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC

NBAD is the leading bank in the Middle East and one of the safest banks in the world. Our roots in Abu Dhabi give us a deep understanding of the dynamics of the Arab region and its connection to the world’s markets. And we aim to become the number one bank for anyone who wants to do business along the West-East Corridor.

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About China Postal Savings Bank

About China Postal Savings Bank

At present, Postal Savings Bank has 37,000 business offices for savings service, 45,000 business offices for exchange service and 20,000 business offices for international remittance service. Postal Savings Bank of China will continuously diversify its service products, expand distribution channels and improve service functions relying on postal network’s advantages and according to the modern framework for corporate governance as well as the requirements of management for commercial banks to provide more complete and convenient basic finance services and create a modern bank with adequate capital, rigorous interior control, safe operation, complete functions and high competitiveness.

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About PING AN

About PING AN

Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (“Ping An” or the “Company” or the “Group”) was established in 1988 in Shekou, Shenzhen. The Group is the first insurance company in China to adopt a shareholding structure. Today, it has become a personal financial services group with three core businesses of insurance, banking and investment, enjoying the concurrent growth of its core and internet finance businesses. The Group’s shares are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 2318) and on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601318).

Profile: Ping An Insurance

Ping An strives to become a world-leading personal financial living services provider by following the concept of “Driven By Technology, Finance Can Serve Life Better”. Ping An pursues a two-pronged development strategy of “Integrated Finance + Internet” and “Internet + Integrated Finance”, with twin focuses on the “big financial assets” and “big health care” industries. Ping An aims to offer an “Expertise Makes Life Easier” brand experience to customers through its four business sectors of insurance, banking, asset management and internet finance. This is so that it can enjoy continued profit growth and deliver stable and long-term value to shareholders. For users, customers and migration, Ping An has adopted a customer-centric approach to offer comprehensive financial services to customers. We have also proactively promoted the migration between users and customers to achieve the goal of “One Customer, One Account, Multiple Services and Products”. For its core financial businesses, Ping An has proactively promoted the internet-based upgrading of its integrated finance operations, providing professional one-stop financial services with an enlarged service scope, along with enhanced service efficiency and customer experiences. For the internet finance businesses, Ping An has focused on the everyday needs of users in “health, food, housing, transportation and entertainment”, continued to improve online platforms, provided various services and products, and embedded the financial business into online daily lifestyle services.

Ping An is the personal financial services group in China with the most comprehensive range of financial service licenses, the widest range of business offerings, the most tightly integrated holding structure. The subsidiaries of Ping An include Ping An Life, Ping An Property & Casualty, Ping An Annuity, Ping An Health, Ping An Bank, Ping An Trust, Ping An Securities, and Ping An-UOB Fund covering the entire financial services spectrum. Ping An has become one of the few financial groups to offer customers a full range of financial products and services, including insurance, banking and investment. In addition, after many years of deployment and efforts, Ping An saw the strong growth of its internet businesses and the rapid growth of its online user base in 2015. As at December 31, 2015, Ping An’s online user base had grown to nearly 242 million users, up 75.9% compared with the beginning of 2015; the user base of internet finance companies had grown to 183 million.

Ping An has about 870,000 life insurance sales agents and 275,000 full-time employees. As at December 31, 2015, the Group’s consolidated total assets and equity attributable to shareholders of the parent company reached RMB4.77trillion and RMB334.248 billion, respectively. Both Ping An Life and Ping An Property & Casualty ranked as the second-largest insurance companies in China by premium income in their respective sectors.

Ping An was ranked No.32 in Forbes’ Global 2000 league table in 2015, No.96 in U.S. Fortune Magazine’s Global 500 Leading Companies ranking, and No.1 among China’s non-State owned enterprises. On top of these accolades, Ping An was ranked No.9 and No.68 among WPP Millward Brown’s “BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands” and “Top 100 Global Brands” respectively. It also ranked the 6th “Best Chinese Brand” by Interbrand, the largest brand consultancy in the world, remaining the top insurance brand in China.

As a professionally-managed organization with internationalized and professional management team, Ping An has a comprehensive governance structure and is the first Chinese insurer to have foreign shareholders. Guided by its mission and philosophy to fulfill its responsibility to shareholders, customers, employees, society and partners, Ping An has been able to ensure that the Group as a whole is moving towards its goal, underpinned by a foundation that unites strategy, branding and corporate culture. Ping An’s sustainable and stable development is supported by its robust business functions, clear growth strategy, its pioneering and comprehensive risk management system, a disclosure mechanism marked by truthfulness, accuracy, completeness, timeliness and fairness, and an active and effective investor relations function.

By following its philosophy of “Expertise creates value”, while creating value for its shareholders, employees and customers, Ping An actively fulfills its commitment to corporate social responsibility, pursuing win-win cooperation and progressing in step with all stakeholders. Over past years, Ping An has maintained its commitment to education, environment protection, volunteer services and other worthy causes. In response to hot social issues, Ping An leverages internet platforms to deliver the 3.0 Era of charity, and to encourage its employees, customers as well as the general public to participate in charity events. Ping An has thus received numerous honors and awards in recognition of its social contributions for many years, including the “Most Respected Company in China” for the 14th consecutive year, the “Most Responsible Enterprise” for the 9th consecutive year, and the “International Carbon Value Award – Social Citizen Award” by World Economic & Environmental Conference.

About CIMB Group

About CIMB Group

CIMB Group is a leading ASEAN universal bank, one of the largest Asian investment banks and one of the world’s largest Islamic banks.

We are headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and offer consumer banking, commercial banking, wholesale banking, Islamic banking and asset management products and services.  As the fifth largest banking group in ASEAN, we have over 40,000 staff in 17 locations across ASEAN, Asia and beyond.

Website: CIMB Group

About Us: http://www.cimb.com/en/who-we-are.html

About ICBC

About ICBC

Through its continuous endeavor and stable development, the Bank has developed into the top large listed bank in the world, possessing an excellent customer base, a diversified business structure, strong innovation capabilities and market competitiveness. The Bank has its presence in six continents, and its overseas network has expanded to 41 countries and regions.The Bank provides comprehensive financial products and services to 5,090 thousand corporate customers and 465 million personal customers by virtue of the distribution channels consisting of 17,122 domestic institutions, 338 overseas institutions and 2,007 correspondent banks worldwide, as well as through its E-banking network comprising a range of Internet and telephone banking services and self-service banking centers, forming a diversified and internationalized operating structure focusing on commercial banking business and maintaining a leading position in the domestic market in the commercial banking sector.In 2014, the Bank was named the “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker, ranked the first place among the Top 1000 World Banks by the Banker and the largest enterprise in the world among the Global 2000 listed by the US magazine Forbes for the second consecutive year.

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About Bank of China

About Bank of China

As China’s most internationalised and diversified bank, Bank of China provides a comprehensive range of financial services to customers across the Chinese mainland as well as 41 countries and regions. The Bank’s core business is commercial banking, including corporate banking, personal banking and financial markets services. BOC International Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary, is the Bank’s investment banking arm. Bank of China Group Insurance Company Limited and Bank of China Insurance Company Limited, both wholly owned subsidiaries, run the Bank’s insurance business. Bank of China Group Investment Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary, undertakes the Bank’s direct investment and investment management business. Bank of China Investment Management Co., Ltd., a controlled subsidiary, operates the Bank’s fund management business. BOC Aviation Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary, is in charge of the Bank’s aircraft leasing business.

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About China Merchants Bank

About China Merchants Bank

Established in 1987 in Shenzhen, the forefront of China’s reform and opening-up drive, China Merchants Bank (“CMB”) is China’s first joint-stock commercial bank and also the first bank to attend the national experiment for the promotion of China’s banking industry reform driven by endeavors from outside the government.

Since its inception 24 years ago, CMB has grown with China’s economic progress from a small bank with a capital of 100 million yuan, one branch and over thirty employees into a nationwide joint-stock commercial bank that has a total net capital of 140 billion yuan, a total asset of 2.6 trillion yuan, over 800 branches and over 50,000 employees, ranking it among the world’s top 100 banks.

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About Goldman Sachs

About Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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About UBS

About UBS 

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS’s strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in 54 countries, with about 35% of its employees working in the Americas, 35% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 13% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs approximately 60,000 people around the world

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About Ant Financial

About Ant Financial

Ant Financial Services Group is focused on serving small and micro enterprises as well as consumers. With the vision “bring small and beautiful changes to the world,” Ant Financial is dedicated to building an open ecosystem of Internet thinking and technologies while working with other financial institutions to support the future financial needs of society. Businesses operated by Ant Financial Services Group include Alipay, Yu’e Bao, Zhao Cai Bao, Ant Fortune, Ant Check Later, Ant Financial Cloud, Sesame Credit and MYbank.

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About HSBC

About HSBC

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. With around 6,000 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

We serve more than 47 million customers through our four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 71 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by about 213,000 shareholders in 132 countries and territories

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About Westpac

About Westpac 

Westpac Group’s portfolio of financial services brands and businesses is focused on our vision to be one of the World’s great service companies, helping our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow. From ensuring consumer customers can save and invest with confidence, to serving the financial needs of multi-national corporate, institutional and government clients, we put our customers at the centre of everything we do.

In supporting our vision, our structure is designed to accelerate the Group’s customer focused strategy by better aligning our business with key customer segments.  The structure involves 5 key divisions including:  Consumer Bank, Commercial and Business Bank, BT Financial Group, Westpac Institutional Bank and Westpac New Zealand.  Through these 5 divisions we serve over 13 million customers.

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About National Australia Bank

About National Australia Bank

National Australia Bank Group (the Group) is a financial services organisation with over 12,700,000 customers and 42,000 people, operating more than 1,700 stores and business banking centres globally.  Our major financial services franchises in Australia are complemented by businesses in New Zealand, Asia, and the United Kingdom. Each of our brands is uniquely positioned, but built on a common commitment to provide our customers with quality products and services, fair fees and charges, and relationships built on the principles of help, guidance and advice.

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About Australia & New Zealand Banking Corp

About Australia & New Zealand Banking Corp

Our history dates back over 180 years. We are committed to building lasting partnerships with our customers, shareholders and communities in 34 countries in Australia, New Zealand, throughout Asia and the Pacific, and in the Middle East, Europe and America. We provide a range of banking and financial products and services to over 9 million customers. We employ over 50,000 people worldwide.

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About Deutsche Bank

About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the Bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With more than 78,000 employees in over 70 countries worldwide, Deutsche Bank offers unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The Bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.

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About EFG International

About EFG International

EFG International AG is a Switzerland-based company engaged in the banking and investment services sector. The Company offers private banking and asset management services. It operates through three main business segments: Private Banking and Wealth Management, Asset Management, and Investment and Wealth Solutions. The Private Banking and Wealth Management segment is managed on a regional basis and split into Continental Europe, Switzerland, the Americas, the United Kingdom, and Asia. The Continental Europe region includes private banking operations in continental Europe, with the exception of Switzerland. The Americas region includes the United States, Canada, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands; and PRS business. The Asia region includes Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. The Asset Management segment includes EFG Asset Management business on a global basis. The Investment and Wealth Solutions segment includes Private Client Trust services and Institutional Fund Administration services.

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About UBI Banca International

About UBI Banca International

The Bank, with its international expertise developed in more than ten years of activity in the Luxembourg market, is today at the crossroad of most of the cross-border business generated by the UBI Banca Group, a multi-regional group deeply rooted into the Italian economic environment.  The product range extends from traditional lending and banking services to a tailor-made service of private banking, asset management, corporate finance and fiduciary contracts, designed to meet the major needs of our private and corporate clients in their cross-border activity.  UBI Banca International S.A. is fully committed in developing a longterm relationship of trust and in providing an outstanding and highly personalised level of service to its clientele.  The multilingual staff, with its long-standing international experience, advises, on a one-to-one relationship, our international clientele representing 50 different countries worldwide and total assets in excess of three billion Euro.

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About RBS Coutts

About RBS Coutts

Coutts & Co is a private bank and wealth manager founded in 1692. It is the seventh oldest bank in the world, and has been owned by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) since 2000, when RBS purchased its parent, NatWest. Coutts forms part of the Group’s private banking division.

The bank acquired Zürich-based Bank von Ernst & Cie in 2003 and in 2008, Coutts Bank von Ernst and other Coutts International subsidiaries became RBS Coutts Bank. These traded as RBS Coutts International to align them with the parent RBS Group until 2011, when RBS Coutts was renamed Coutts & Co. Limited.

In March 2015, RBS sold Coutts International to Union Bancaire Privéefor an undisclosed sum, as part of a plan to focus the group on fewer markets in a simplified proposition

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About Royal Bank of Scotland

About Royal Bank of Scotland

 Today’s RBS and its brands are made up of hundreds of past banks. They were all different – large and small, city and country, traditional and innovative – and grew to serve the banking needs of unique communities all over the United Kingdom. Each one has left its mark on our identity today.  The Royal Bank of Scotland was founded in Edinburgh in 1727. It went on to become one of the biggest banks in Scotland.

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About Barclays UK

About Barclays  UK

Barclays UK is a personal and business banking franchise with true scale, built around our customers’ needs with innovation at its core. It comprises our UK retail banking operations, our UK consumer credit cards business, our UK-based wealth offering, and corporate banking for smaller businesses. With around 22 million retail customers, and almost one million business banking clients, we are a pre-eminent UK financial services provider. This division will become our UK ring-fenced bank by 2019.

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About Commerzbank

About Commerzbank

Commerzbank is a leading international commercial bank with branches and offices in more than 50 countries. The core markets of Commerzbank are Germany and Poland.  With the business areas Private Customers, Mittelstandsbank, Corporates & Markets and Central & Eastern Europe, its private customers and corporate clients, as well as institutional investors, profit from a comprehensive portfolio of banking and capital market services.

Commerzbank finances more than 30 per cent of Germany’s foreign trade and is the unchallenged leader in financing for SMEs. With its subsidiaries Comdirect and Poland’s M-Bank it owns two of the world’s most innovative online banks.

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About Goldman Sachs

About Goldman Sachs 

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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About BNP Paribas SA

About BNP Paribas SA

BNP Paribas SA is a provider of banking and financial services, has four domestic retail banking markets in Europe, namely Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. The Bank operates in 75 countries over 147,000 in Europe. The Bank operates in two divisions: Retail Banking & Services, which include Domestic Markets and a new entity, International Financial Services which includes the operations of BancWest, Europe-Mediterranean, Personal Finance, Wealth and Asset Management and Insurance, and Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB), including Corporate Banking, Global Markets and Securities Services. It offers a range of asset management services to both private and institutional investors. It offers corporate finance services for the energy, infrastructure, real estate, media and telecoms, metals and mining, and transport sectors. BNP Paribas Principal Investments manages the Bank’s portfolio of listed and unlisted investments with a view to extract value over the medium term.

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About Standard Chartered

About Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered Bank was formed in 1969 through the merger of two separate banks, the Standard Bank of British South Africa and the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China. These banks had capitalised on the expansion of trade between Europe, Asia and Africa.  We’re one of the world’s most international banks, with over 1,200 branches, offices and outlets in 71 countries across the globe.

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About Canadian Imperial Bank

About Canadian Imperial Bank

CIBC is the strongest publicly traded bank in Canada by Bloomberg Markets and the only North American bank in the ranking for the last five years. We are focused on meeting our clients’ needs today and into the future to help them keep pace with the ever-changing market.

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, as it is known today, came into being in 1961. The bank was formed through the merger of the Canadian Bank of Commerce and the Imperial Bank of Canada. At the time, they were two of Canada’s largest banks. 

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About Societe Generale

About Societe Generale

Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth, putting its resources to work to finance the economy and its clients’ projects.

Present in 66 countries and benefiting from a solid foundation in Europe and in high-potential regions across the globe, the 146,000 employees of the Group and its subsidiaries support over 31 million individual customers, large corporates and institutional investors worldwide. They offer a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions that rely on three complementary core businesses.

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About CLSA Brokerage

About CLSA Brokerage

CLSA is Asia’s leading and longest-running independent brokerage and investment group. The company provides equity broking and execution services, corporate finance and asset management services to global corporate and institutional clients.

Renowned for service excellence, product innovation and award-winning market intelligence, CLSA has been an unconflicted provider of research, sales and trading since 1986. CLSA has built its reputation on its unrivalled equity research and economic analysis, which is consistently ranked the best in Asia. With exchange memberships in every developed market in Asia and the USA, together with a dedicated team of experienced sales traders, CLSA is committed to delivering the best execution. 

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About Lloyds

About Lloyds

Since its foundation on 3 June 1765, Lloyds Bank has been serving the households, businesses and communities of Britain. And, in 2015 we’re celebrating 250 years of helping the people of Britain with the things that matter most to them.  We offer a comprehensive range of financial products and services – including current accounts, savings, mortgages, loans and credit cards.

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About Santander Bank

About Santander Bank

We are Santander Bank, N.A.– one of the country’s top retail banks by deposits and a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the most respected banks in the world: Banco Santander. Our parent company, Santander Group, serves more than 100 million customers in the United Kingdom, Latin America, and Europe. Here in the Northeast, we are a team of 9,800 individuals all committed to a single mission: to help you make progress toward your goals. We aim to make your banking hassle-free by providing simple ways for you to spend, save and manage your money.

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About The Co-operative Bank

About The Co-operative Bank

The Co-operative Bank provides high street and internet banking, current accounts, mortgages, savings accounts, credit cards and loans.  We trace our roots back to our founding as the Loans and Deposit department of CWS in 1872 and we’ve worked hard ever since to provide our customers with a viable alternative to our larger competitors.  We pride ourselves on our customer service and customer satisfaction levels, and we’re always looking to put our customers at the heart of what we do.

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About Bank of Singapore

About Bank of Singapore

On 29 January 2010, ING Asia Private Bank (IAPB) was acquired by OCBC Bank, one of Asia’s leading financial services institutions. The combined private banking businesses of IAPB and OCBC was subsequently named Bank of Singapore.  As a wholly-owned private banking subsidiary of OCBC Bank, we offer a fully open-architecture product sourcing platform while leveraging on OCBC Bank’s extensive branch network and entire value chain of specialised financial services.

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About BSI Bank (Singapore)

About BSI Bank (Singapore) 

BSI Bank Limited Singapore (“BSI Singapore”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSI Ltd, Lugano, Switzerland. Established in Lugano, the southern and Italian speaking part of Switzerland in 1873 under the name of Banca della Svizzera Italiana, BSI stands out for its client orientation centred on expertise, trust and discretion. In 1998 Banca della Svizzera Italiana became wholly owned by Assicurazioni Generali SpA and changed its name to BSI Ltd.

In 2015 BSI Ltd was acquired by BTG Pactual, one of the largest and most important Latin American banking groups with a wide international reach. BTG Pactual is an innovative global financial company with Brazilian roots that operates in the markets of Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Asset Management. It offers advisory services in M&A, wealth planning, loans and financing, as well as investment solutions and market analyses.

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About China Construction Bank

About China Construction Bank

China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited [“CCB (Asia)”] is the retail and commercial business platform of China Construction Bank Corporation [“CCB”] in Hong Kong. As of April 30, 2016, CCB (Asia) has 50 branches in Hong Kong and offers a wide array of banking products and services to customers, including consumer banking services, commercial banking services, corporate banking services, private banking services and cross-border financial services, etc.

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About Wells Fargo

About Wells Fargo

In 1852, Henry Wells and William Fargo founded Wells, Fargo & Co. to serve the West. The new company offered banking (buying gold and selling paper bank drafts as good as gold) and express (rapid delivery of the gold and anything else valuable).

Wells Fargo opened for business in the gold rush port of San Francisco, and soon Wells Fargo’s agents opened offices in the other new cities and mining camps of the West. In the boom and bust economy of the 1850s, Wells Fargo earned a reputation of trust by dealing rapidly and responsibly with people’s money. In the 1860s, it earned everlasting fame — and its corporate symbol — with the grand adventure of the overland stagecoach line.

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About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. As of 2013, Bank of America is the twenty-first largest company in the United States by total revenue.

Bank of America provides its products and services through operating 5,100 banking centers, 16,300 ATMs, call centers, and online and mobile banking platforms. Its Consumer Real Estate Services segment offers consumer real estate products comprising fixed and adjustable-rate first-lien mortgage loans for home purchase and refinancing needs, home equity lines of credit, and home equity loans.

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About DBS

About DBS

Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is a market leader in Singapore with over four million customers and also has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth, namely, Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. With over 280 branches across 18 markets in Asia, we are the largest bank in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

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About Bank of East Asia

About Bank of East Asia

Incorporated in Hong Kong in 1918, The Bank of East Asia, Limited (“BEA”) is dedicated to providing comprehensive corporate banking, personal banking, wealth management, and investment services to its customers in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and other major markets around the world.

BEA is Hong Kong’s largest independent local bank, with total consolidated assets of HK$781.4 billion (US$100.8 billion) as of 31st December, 2015. Listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the Bank is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index. BEA also operates one of the largest branch networks in Hong Kong, with 88 branches, 55 SupremeGold Centres, and 10 i-Financial Centres throughout the city.

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About Agricultural Bank of China

About Agricultural Bank of China

The predecessor of the Bank is Agricultural Cooperative Bank, established in 1951. Since the late 1970s, the Bank has evolved from a state-owned specialized bank to a wholly state-owned commercial bank and subsequently a state-controlled commercial bank. The Bank was restructured into a joint stock limited liability company in January 2009. In July 2010, the Bank was listed on both the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which marked the completion of our transformation into a public shareholding commercial bank.

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About Vietcombank

About Vietcombank

SC Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, formerly known as Bank for Foreign trade of Vietnam, was established on 01/04/1963 from the Foreign Exchange Bureau (of the State Bank of Vietnam). Being the first state commercial bank chosen for pilot privatization by the Government, Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam officially came in to operation on 02/06/2008, after successfully implementing the equitization plan through IPO. Vietcombank (stock code: VCB) officially listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) on 30/06/2009

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About Credit Suisse

About Credit Suisse

Founded in 1856, we today have a global reach with operations in over 50 countries and 48,200 employees from over 150 different nations. Our broad footprint helps us to generate a geographically balanced stream of revenues and net new assets and allows us to capture growth opportunities around the world. We serve our clients through three regionally focused divisions: Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management and Asia Pacific. These regional businesses are supported by two other divisions specializing in investment banking capabilities: Global Markets and Investment Banking & Capital Markets. The Strategic Resolution Unit consolidates the remaining portfolios from the former non-strategic units plus additional businesses and positions that do not fit with our strategic direction. Our business divisions cooperate closely to provide holistic financial solutions, including innovative products and specially tailored advice.

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Companies

About Vanguard

About Vanguard  

What sets Vanguard apart – and lets Vanguard put investors first around the world – is the ownership structure of The Vanguard Group, Inc., in the United States. Rather than being publicly traded or owned by a small group of individuals, The Vanguard Group is owned by Vanguard’s US-domiciled funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Those funds, in turn, are owned by their investors. This unique mutual structure aligns our interests with those of our investors and drives the culture, philosophy and policies throughout the Vanguard organisation worldwide.

In the UK, Vanguard leverages the scale, experience and resources of our established global business. Vanguard’s ownership structure means that our clients don’t have to worry that we’ll be acquired. The company they invest with today will continue to serve them in the future.

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About Urban Redevelopment Authority

About Urban Redevelopment Authority

The Urban Redevelopment Authority is Singapore’s land use planning and conservation authority. Our mission is to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play. We strive to create a vibrant and sustainable city of distinction by planning and facilitating Singapore’s physical development in partnership with the community.

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About Crestone Holdings

About Crestone Holdings

Crestone Wealth Management provides wealth advice and portfolio management services to high net worth clients and family offices, not for profit organisations and financial institutions. It was created from the acquisition of UBS Wealth Management Australia—a company with an 80-year heritage and more than $14 billion of client assets under management.

Crestone has 170 employees, including over 70 investment advisers who have worked together for an average of 10 years. It has offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

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About True Money

About True Money

Thailand’s premier online payment brand, encompassing multiple solutions that help facilitate various transactional needs. TrueMoney provides several platforms for the community including;

  • Wallet by TrueMoney – a smartphone application enabling people to manage their daily transactional needs
  • WeCard by MasterCard – a virtual and physical debit card brand for both online and physical payments designed specifically with the user in mind, and seamlessly integrated within Wallet
  • TrueMoney CashCard – Built for online gamers in mind, CashCard facility provides an easy way to convert physical money into virtual cash. Available nationwide at all 7-Eleven stores, CashCard can be also used to Top Up cash on TrueMoveH’s Prepaid mobile services
  • PayPoint & PayPoint Auto – Designed for self-services (Kiosk) and rural areas through partner, PayPoint provides people with access to bill payments.

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About Ascend Group

About Ascend Group

We provide scalable, cost-effective end-to-end eCommerce platform and services, with fulfillment solution that enhances delivery efficiency for both online and offline sales channels, ePayment and lending, eService business providing comprehensive digital marketing solutions, world-class data centers and cloud services and venture capital.

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About Meridian

About Meridian

Meridian Australia is a leading investment real estate agency specialising in researching growth markets. We help you invest in a suitable property for profit, helping you with every step along the way.

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About Qatalyst Partners

About Qatalyst Partners

Qatalyst Partners is a global, independent investment bank that provides high impact strategic and financial advice to senior management and boards of established and emerging technology leaders on matters crucial to their growth and success

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About Allen & Co

About Allen & Co 

Allen & Company is an investment banking firm that provides private placement, underwriting and brokerage services to entertainment and media companies. Its clients include Seagram, Universal Studios, Hasbro and Galoob Toys, Disney, and ABC. The firm also maintains an investment arm that provides venture capital financing to entertainment and media companies. Allen & Company was founded in 1922 by Charles Allen and is based in New York. Allen & Company Incorporated operates as a subsidiary of Allen Holding Inc.

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About Sai Hung Kai

About Sai Hung Kai

The Group is one of Hong Kong’s largest landowners with a land bank of 52.2 million square feet (attributable gross floor area) as at the end of December 2015, including:

  • 23.4 million square feet under development
  • 28.8 million square feet of completed investment properties
  • Over 30 million square feet of agricultural land (site area) in the New Territories, primarily along rail lines.
  • The majority of this is in various stages of land use conversion
  • This well-diversified investment property portfolio generated gross rental income of HK$12,609 million in the 2010/11 financial year.

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About Janus Capital Group

About Janus Capital Group 

Since 1969, Janus Capital Group has stayed true to our mission: deliver better client outcomes through actively managed investment solutions. Today, we offer a broad range of fixed income, equity and multi-asset strategies managed by Janus, INTECH and Perkins, in addition to a suite of exchange-traded products.

Through expertise in security selection, portfolio construction, and asset allocation, we help investors meet their goals of growth, volatility management, uncorrelated returns and income.

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About Lending Club

About Lending Club 

We are the world’s largest online credit marketplace, facilitating personal loans, business loans, and financing for elective medical procedures. Borrowers access lower interest rate loans through a fast and easy online or mobile interface. Investors provide the capital to enable many of the loans in exchange for earning interest. We operate fully online with no branch infrastructure, and use technology to lower cost and deliver an amazing experience. We pass the cost savings to borrowers in the form of lower rates and investors in the form of attractive returns. We’re transforming the banking system into a frictionless, transparent and highly efficient online marketplace, helping people achieve their financial goals everyday

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About OnDeck

About OnDeck

We’re 100% focused on small business.  We launched OnDeck in 2007 to solve a major issue facing small businesses: financing. We combined our passion for Main Street with cutting-edge technology to evaluate businesses based on their actual performance, not personal credit.  That’s enabled us to say “yes” more often and faster than traditional lenders. And that lets owners spend their time where it should be—on growing their business, not seeking financing.

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About Prosper Marketplace

About Prosper Marketplace

Prosper is America’s first peer-to-peer lending marketplace, with more than 2 million members and over $6 billion in funded loans.  Prosper allows people to invest in each other in a way that is financially and socially rewarding. On Prosper, borrowers list loan requests between $2,000 and $35,000 and individual lenders invest as little as $25 in each loan listing they select. Prosper handles the servicing of the loan on behalf of the matched borrowers and investors.  Prosper Funding LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prosper Marketplace, Inc.

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About Sime Darby

About Sime Darby

Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational with operations in 26 countries & 4 territories and a total workforce of more than 130,000 employees. The group is involved in 5 core sectors, namely Plantation, Industrial Equipment, Motors, Property and Energy & Utilities.

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About Cemex Holdings

About Cemex Holdings 

We are one of the leading cement producers in the Philippines, based on installed annual capacity as of December 31, 2015, according to the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines. We produce and market cement and cement products, such as ready-mix concrete and clinker, in the Philippines through direct sales using our extensive marine and land distribution network. Our cement manufacturing subsidiaries have been operating in the Philippines for over 17 years, and have well established brands, such as APO, Island and Rizal, each of which has a multi-decade history in the Philippines. Our brand recognition and customer-centric direct sales approach have helped us develop a long-term customer base.

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About PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk

About PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk

PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk is a power company that provides energy to industrial and residential customers in Indonesia. The Company’s plants use gas turbines that run on gas or liquid fuel. Cikarang Listrindo is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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About Saudi Aramco

About Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise.  Over the past 80 years we have become a world leader in hydrocarbons exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing, and the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs).

Saudi Aramco’s oil and gas production infrastructure leads the industry in scale of production, operational reliability, and technical advances. Our plants and the people who run them make us the world’s largest crude oil exporter, producing roughly one in every eight barrels of the world’s oil supply.  We maintain the world’s largest spare crude oil production capacity, ready to stabilize the global oil market in times of disruption.

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About Dalian Wanda Group

About Dalian Wanda Group

Dalian Wanda Group was founded in 1988 and is engaged in three key business activities – commercial properties, culture, and finance. In 2015, its assets amounted to 634 billion yuan with revenue of 290.16 billion yuan. Wanda Commercial Properties is the world’s largest real estate enterprise and the biggest five-star hotel owner in the world. Wanda Cultural Industry Group, meanwhile, is the largest cultural enterprise in China, and the world’s largest cinema operator. It is also the world’s biggest sports company. Elsewhere, Wanda Financial Group is the largest internet finance enterprise in China. By 2020, Wanda Group aims to become a world class multinational corporation with assets of $200 billion, market capitalization of $200 billion, revenue of $100 billion and net profits of $10 billion.

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About Glassdoor

About Glassdoor

Glassdoor is the fastest growing jobs and recruiting site.

Glassdoor holds a growing database of more than 8 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees. Add to that millions of the latest jobs — no other site allows you to see which employers are hiring, what it’s really like to work or interview there according to employees, and how much you could earn. Glassdoor is also available via its mobile app on iOS and Android platforms.  Glassdoor is headquartered in Mill Valley, California and was founded by Robert Hohman, Rich Barton and Tim Besse in 2007.

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About Mossak Fonseca

About Mossak Fonseca

Established in 1977, the Mossack Fonseca Group is a leading global company which provides comprehensive legal and trust services.  With over 500 staff members across every continent, the Mossack Fonseca Group provides excellent services based on more than 35 years of experience. Our service and research-oriented professionals specialize in trust services, wealth management, international business structures, and commercial law, among other areas.

Our product and service portfolio is constantly updated and renewed, enabling the Group to find the appropriate solution for your business. We offer research, advice and services for the following jurisdictions: Belize, The Netherlands, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Malta, Hong Kong, Cyprus, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Panama, British Anguilla, Seychelles, Samoa, Nevada, and Wyoming (USA).

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About BT Investment Management

About BT Investment Management

The BTIM Group follows a ’multi-boutique’ business model, where teams of investment professionals focus exclusively on asset management, while distribution, compliance, business and general management functions are delivered centrally.  The model is designed to provide the best of both worlds. Fund managers operate in a boutique environment where they maintain full autonomy over their investment approaches and share in the economic value that they create for clients, combined with the strength of a significant institution with a strong operational platform (brand, distribution, compliance, sales and marketing, back office).

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About Samsung

About Samsung

Samsung was founded by Lee Byung-chu in 1938 as a trading company. Over the next three decades, the group diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industryin the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s; these areas would drive its subsequent growth. Following Lee’s death in 1987, Samsung was separated into four business groups – Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group,CJ Group and Hansol Group. Since 1990s, Samsung has increasingly globalized its activities and electronics, particularly mobile phones and semiconductors, have become its most important source of income

Samsung has a powerful influence on South Korea’s economic development, politics, media and culture and has been a major driving force behind the “Miracle on the Han River”. Its affiliate companies produce around a fifth of South Korea’s total exports. Samsung’s revenue was equal to 17% of South Korea’s $1,082 billion GDP.

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About Us: http://www.samsung.com/sg/aboutsamsung/

 

About 1MDB

About 1MDB

1MDB leads market-driven initiatives to assist the Government in propelling Malaysia towards becoming a developed nation that is highly competitive, sustainable and inclusive.

As a strategic enabler, 1MDB continues to explore areas that can catalyse new sources of growth and lay the groundwork for a brighter future.

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About Mastercard

About Mastercard

MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical link between financial institutions and millions of businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. Through the company’s roles as a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets secure, convenient and rewarding payment solutions, seamlessly processes more than 16 billion payments each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services that drive business growth for its banking customers and merchants. With more than one billion cards issued through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®, MasterCard serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories, and is a partner to 25,000 of the world’s leading financial institutions.

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About Visa

About Visa

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.  Visa has built one of the world’s most advanced processing networks. It’s capable of handling more than 24,000 transactions per second, with reliability, convenience and security, including fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants.

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About Citigroup Inc

About Citigroup Inc

Citigroup, Inc. is a global diversified financial services holding company whose businesses provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services. The company operates through two segments: Citicorp, consisting of Citi’s Global Consumer Banking businesses and Institutional Clients Group; and Citi Holdings, consisting of Brokerage and Asset Management, Local Consumer Lending and Special Asset Pool.

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About Jones Lang LaSelle

About Jones Lang LaSelle

JLL is a financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management. We create value for companies and institutions that invest in and use real estate. With 58,000 employees across 230 corporate offices worldwide, we serve the local, regional and global real estate needs of corporates and investors in more than 80 countries. Our integrated services offering is grounded in expertise in all property types, a deep understanding of real estate markets and capital markets, and is coordinated and consistent across geographies.

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About Amadeus

About Amadeus

Amadeus provides the technology which keeps the travel sector moving – from initial search to making a booking, from pricing to ticketing, from managing reservations to managing check-in and departure processes. Our products and solutions help to improve the business performance of our customers; travel agencies, corporations, airlines, ground handlers, hotels, railways, car rental companies, airports, cruise lines and ferry operators.

At the heart of our approach is innovation. Amadeus was recognised in December 2014 as the leading European investor in R&D for the travel and tourism sector by the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, which ranks European companies by total investment in R&D. Between 2004 and 2013 Amadeus invested close to €3 billion in R&D.

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About Gulfstream

About Gulfstream

Gulfstream has led the evolution of business and personal aviation since the 1958 debut of the Gulfstream I, the world’s first purpose-built business aircraft. Today, Gulfstream produces the world’s most advanced business aircraft, with innovations from nose to tail and wingtip to wingtip, all while offering unmatched global product support and service.

Gulfstream engineers, manufactures and services the world’s finest business aircraft. Headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, USA, Gulfstream operates facilities on four continents and employs more than 15,000 people worldwide.

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About Frasers Centrepoint

About Frasers Centrepoint

Frasers Centrepoint Limited is an international real estate company with a portfolio that spans residential, commercial, hospitality and industrial asset classes. We invest in and develop properties in three core markets of Singapore, where we are listed and have our roots, Australia and China where strong market fundamentals characterise these territories. Over the years, we have developed an intimate knowledge of our core markets and also of our secondary markets of the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. We also manage hospitality properties in over 70 cities across North Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

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About Australand

About Australand

Australand is now Frasers Property Australia, one of Australia’s leading diversified property groups with over 600 staff and operations in five states of Australia, and New Zealand.  Australand joined Frasers Centrepoint Limited, an international real estate company focused on Singapore, Australia and China with total assets of more than $16 billion and a portfolio spanning 77 cities around the world.

Frasers Property Australia’s activities across Australia cover development of residential land, housing and apartments, development of and investment in income producing commercial and industrial properties and property management.

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About United Airlines

About United Airlines

United is focused on being the airline customers want to fly, the airline employees want to work for and the airline shareholders want to invest in. World’s most comprehensive global route network, including world-class international gateways to Asia and Australia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East with non-stop or one-stop service from virtually anywhere in the United States.

  • A modern fleet which is the most fuel-efficient among U.S. network carriers (when adjusted for cabin size)
  • Industry-leading loyalty program that provides more opportunities to earn and redeem miles worldwide
  • Optimal hub locations, including hubs in the four largest cities in the United States
  • Approximately 86,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world

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About Capitaland

About Capitaland

Capitaland is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies headquartered and listed in Singapore. We leverage our significant asset base, design and development capabilities, active capital management strategies, and extensive market network and operational capabilities to develop high-quality real estate products and services. Our diversified global real estate portfolio includes integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes. Our two core markets are Singapore and China, while Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have been identified as new growth markets. CapitaLand also has one of the largest real estate fund management businesses with assets located in Asia.

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About Sotheby’s

About Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s is an innovative global art business serving the most discerning clients. Auctioneers since 1744, today Sotheby’s is so much more, offering clients extraordinary opportunities to transact: S|2 private sales galleries, worldwide selling exhibitions, retail wine and diamonds, financing, art education and digital engagement any time, anywhere, on any device. We bring a world of art to a new world

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About McKinsey

About McKinsey

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.

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About PT Trikomsel Oke’s

About PT Trikomsel Oke’s

As a company that supplies telecommunication products and services in Indonesia, PT Trikomsel Oke Tbk. “the Company” was founded in Jakarta on 7 October 1996 under the name of PT Trikomsel Citrawahana. In 2000, the Company changed its name to PT Trikomsel Multimedia, and in 2007 to PT Trikomsel Oke. In addition to providing various mobile communication products and services, the Company also acts as a distributor for wellknown operator products in Indonesia. Business activities of the Company is done through distribution and retail channels with the basis of fostering the value of life through continuous improvement.

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About Neptune Orient Lines

About Neptune Orient Lines

NOL is a global company with core business in container shipping. NOL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saadé. CMA CGM has a global presence thanks to its numerous vessels calling various ports all over the world. CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions. Headquartered in Marseille, the Group has employees all over the world in hundreds of agencies.

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About IMD

About IMD

IMD is a top-ranked business school. We are the experts in developing global leaders through high-impact executive education. All IMD programs and services focus on real-world challenges faced by executives. We work with our clients—individuals, teams and organizations—to resolve their issues, build capabilities and prepare for the future.

Based in Switzerland and also operating out of key locations worldwide including our Executive Learning Center in Singapore, IMD shares its host nation’s commitment to excellence while offering a unique global experience. Consistently at the top of rankings, we are intellectually and culturally diverse with no single dominant nationality and no one world view.

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About SMRT

About SMRT

SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is Singapore’s premier multi-modal land transport provider.  Our core businesses are in rail operations, maintenance and engineering as well as in bus, taxi and automotive services. Complementing these are our integrated businesses in retail, media and marketing, as well as properties and retail management.

We are committed to Service and Business Excellence as we strive towards our vision of “Moving People, Enhancing Lives”.

SMRT Corporation Ltd was incorporated on 6 March 2000 and was listed on the Singapore Exchange on 26 July 2000. The company enjoys an annual turnover of approximately S$1.1 billion and has total assets worth more than S$2.5 billion.

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About eVestment

About eVestment

eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide. With the largest, most comprehensive global database of traditional and alternative strategies, delivered through leading-edge technology and backed by fantastic client service, eVestment helps its clients be more strategic, efficient and informed.

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About Swiber Holdings

About Swiber Holdings

Swiber Holdings Limited (“Swiber” and together with its subsidiaries, “the Group”) is a world-class integrated offshore construction and support services provider for shallow water oil and gas field development.

The Group offers a wide range of Engineering, Procurement, Installation, and Construction (“EPIC”) services, complemented by its in-house marine support and engineering capabilities, to support the offshore field development and production activities of its international clientele base across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and West Africa regions

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About China State Shipbuilding

About China State Shipbuilding

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) established on the 1st of July 1999, is a conglomerate and state-authorized investment institution directly administered by the central government of China. It boasts its being the mainstay of the shipbuilding industry in China. Under its wing, there are a total of 60 sole proprietorship enterprises and shareholding institutions, including the most powerful and some renowned shipbuilding and repairing yards, research and design institutes, marine-related equipment manufacturers and trading firms in China.

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About Cushman & Wakefield

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is an American commercial real estate services company. The company’s global headquarters is located in Chicago, with regional headquarters in New York(Americas), London (EMEA), and Sydney (APAC). Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenues of $5 billion. The firm operates in more than 60 countries and has 43,000+ employees.

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About Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings

About Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings

With trust banking at its core, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. will focus on the management of business operations, as the holding company of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group, and sets the following (1) – (6) as its key functions:

  1.  Formulating group management strategy
  2. Allocation of management resources
  3. Monitoring administration of business activities
  4. Supervising risk management
  5. Supervising compliance management
  6. Managing internal auditing

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About Bridgewater Associates

About Bridgewater Associates

Bridgewater Associates is focused on understanding how the world works. By having the deepest possible understanding of the global economy and financial markets and translating that understanding into great portfolios and meaningful relationships with institutional clients, we’ve built a distinct track record of success. We’ve done this for over 40 years, by having great people operating in a culture of radical truth and radical transparency.

Today, we manage about $150 billion for approximately 350 of the largest and most sophisticated institutional clients globally, including public and corporate pension funds, university endowments, charitable foundations, supranational agencies, foreign governments, and central banks.

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About Inditex

About Inditex

Inditex is a fashion retailer which dates back to 1963 when it started life in a small workshop making women’s clothing. Today it has more than 7,000 stores throughout the world. Through its history the Group has evolved to become the business it is today reaching many notable milestones along its journey. But it has always remained focused on listening closely to its customers to offer them the fashions they desire.

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About Japan Railway Construction

About Japan Railway Construction

The Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) was founded in 2003 as an independent administrative agency by integrating the Japan Railway Construction Public Corporation (JRCC) and the Corporation for Advanced Transport & Technology (CATT).

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About Berkshire Hathaway

About Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The company wholly owns GEICO, BNSF, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamond, Flight Safety International and NetJets and also owns 26% of the Kraft Heinz Company, an disclosed percentage of Mars, Incorporated and significant minority holdings in American Express, The Coca Cola Company, Wells Fargo, IBM and Restaurant Brands International

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About Libyan Investment Authority

About Libyan Investment Authority

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) is the sovereign wealth fund of Libya. It was established in 2006 and, in accordance with law No (13) of 2010, aims to develop and maximise state revenue surpluses to achieve three goals:

Create a diversified source of wealth for Libya’s future generations by investing internationally with a sustainable, long-term view.

  • Stimulate Libya’s economy through major, transformational private sector projects
  • engaging international expertise through joint ventures and knowledge transfer.
  • Provide stability against volatile oil revenues and government budget shortfalls.

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About Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund

About Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund 

The pension fund for Japanese public sector employees. The GPIF pension fund is the largest in the world, with approximately $1.3 trillion (122 trillion yen) in assets under management as of 2009. The GPIF contributes to the stability of the Employee’s Pension Insurance and National Pension programs.

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About BlackRock

About BlackRock

BlackRock is trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm*, and our business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to the parents and grandparents, the doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us.  We work only for our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them insight about what to do with their money and the products and services that can help them plan for a better financial future.  That’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

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About Qatar Investment Authority

About Qatar Investment Authority

Qatar Investment Authority is the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar.  Under the vision and leadership of our Chairman, HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, we are proud to be both an important building block of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and a respected professional global investor.  Since 2005, we have built a major global portfolio that now spans a broad range of asset classes and regions.  We have done so by investing and managing the funds we are responsible for in a professional, strategic and prudent manner; and by simultaneously developing QIA into a dynamic,  multinational, world-class organisation.

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About Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

About Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute 

SWFI, also known as the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, is a global organization designed to study sovereign wealth funds, pensions, superannuation funds, central banks, endowments and other long-term public investors in the areas of investing, asset allocation, risk, governance, economics, policy, trade and other relevant issues. We provide specialized services such as research and consulting to various corporations, funds and governments. Our flagship publication, the Sovereign Wealth Quarterly, is the premier publication on public sector asset ownership and management globally.

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About Shanghai Composite Index

About Shanghai Composite Index

The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index is a capitalization-weighted index. The index tracks the daily price performance of all A-shares and B-shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The index was developed on December 19, 1990 with a base value of 100. Index trade volume on Q is scaled down by a factor of 1000.

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About Singapore Exchange

About Singapore Exchange 

Offering a full suite of derivatives products across Asian equity indices, commodities and currencies, SGX is the world’s most liquid offshore market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN. The exchange was one of the first globally to adopt the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructure, the first and only central counterparty in the region to be fully approved by U.S. regulators as a Derivatives Clearing Organisation and a Foreign Board of Trade, and is recognised by European Union regulators for both securities and derivatives. As Asia’s pioneering central counterparty, SGX is globally recognised for its risk management and clearing capabilities. In 2015, SGX was awarded Derivatives Exchange of the Year by Asia Risk, Futures and Options World and Global Capital as well as Central Counterparty (CCP) of the Year by Asia Risk.

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About London Baltic Exchange

About London Baltic Exchange

The Baltic Exchange is the world’s only independent source of maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative shipping contracts. Our international community of over 600 member firms encompasses the majority of world shipping interests and commits to a code of business conduct encapsulated in the motto our word our bond.

Baltic Exchange members are responsible for a large proportion of all dry cargo and tanker fixtures as well as the sale and purchase of merchant vessels. Headquartered in London, with regional offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Athens, the Baltic is owned by its shareholders, most of whom are members. It is governed by a board of directors elected by shareholders and members.

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About International Monetary Fund

About International Monetary Fund

The IMF, also known as the Fund, was conceived at a UN conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States, in July 1944. The 44 countries at that conference sought to build a framework for economic cooperation to avoid a repetition of the competitive devaluations that had contributed to the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The IMF’s responsibilities: The IMF’s primary purpose is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system—the system of exchange rates and international payments that enables countries (and their citizens) to transact with each other. The Fund’s mandate was updated in 2012 to include all macroeconomic and financial sector issues that bear on global stability.

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About Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange

About Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange 

Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX), headquartered in Singapore, is the world’s first commodity exchange in physically settled diamonds. The Exchange platform, the first of its kind globally, will utilize proven exchange technology to create a new marketplace for the global diamond trade. By bringing commodity exchange technology to the diamond market, SDiX is creating a true price discovery mechanism with increased liquidity, allowing diamonds to be traded as a commodity.

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About The Commodity Futures Trading Commission

About The Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The mission of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is to foster open, transparent, competitive, and financially sound markets, to avoid systemic risk, and to protect the market users and their funds, consumers, and the public from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to derivatives and other products that are subject to the Commodity Exchange Act.

In carrying out this mission and to promote market integrity, the Commission polices the derivatives markets for various abuses and works to ensure the protection of customer funds. Further, the agency seeks to lower the risk of the futures and swaps markets to the economy and the public.

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About Dealogic

About Dealogic

Uncertain markets, continued challenging trading conditions, tighter regulation and increased competition have placed greater pressure on banks to operate more efficient businesses with fewer resources for optimal performance.

Supporting the key businesses within an Investment Bank, the Dealogic Platform provides a consistent management framework across Equity Capital Markets, Fixed Income, Investment Banking and Sales, Trading & Research. Connecting professionals between each core unit, the Platform helps Investment Banking professionals better understand their clients so they can make better decisions, allocate resources and compete more effectively to optimize the flow of capital around the world.

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About Australia Reserve Bank

About Australia Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is Australia’s central bank and derives its functions and powers from the Reserve Bank Act 1959. Its duty is to contribute to the stability of the currency, full employment, and the economic prosperity and welfare of the Australian people. It does this by setting the cash rate to meet an agreed medium-term inflation target, working to maintain a strong financial system and efficient payments system, and issuing the nation’s banknotes.

The RBA provides certain banking services as required to the Australian Government and its agencies, and to a number of overseas central banks and official institutions. Additionally, it manages Australia’s gold and foreign exchange reserves.

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About Citadel

About Citadel

Citadel LLC was founded in 1990 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, San Francisco, California, London, United Kingdom, Houston, Texas, Toronto, Canada, Greenwich, Connecticut, Dallas, Texas, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China, and Shanghai, China.

Citadel LLC is a privately owned investment manager. The firm manages separate client focused portfolios for its clients. It also launches and manages hedge funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets across the globe to make its investments.

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About Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia

About Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia

In Indonesia, the history of financial manager has existed since ages ago. From the era of kingdom until the time being, Indonesia has had financial manager to be able to conduct the economic development in its governance. Government financial management covers all assets owned by Governments. The fund itself came from the society in the form of tribute, taxes, customs and excise, and others.

As a part of Indonesia government, Ministry of Finance is an institution, which has important role in conducting economic development. Economic development will run smoothly if it has good administration in managing State’s finance. The important role of the Ministry of Finance is managing State’s finance and assisting the leader in the state’s finance and asset. Therefore, the Ministry of Finance can be considered as the guard of state finance (Nagara Dana Rakca).

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About Panama Papers

About Panama Papers

The Panama Papers are documents which were leaked from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm which, according to its website, offers “comprehensive legal and trust services.” The website goes on to say that the firm offers “research, advice and services for the following jurisdictions: Belize, The Netherlands, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Malta, Hong Kong, Cyprus, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Panama, British Anguilla, Seychelles, Samoa, Nevada, and Wyoming (USA).” Some of those jurisdictions have been labeled tax havens – including Panama.

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About Government Pension Fund of Norway

About Government Pension Fund of Norway

The Government Pension Fund Global was set up in 1990 to underpin long-term considerations when phasing petroleum revenues into the Norwegian economy. Norges Bank Investment Management manages the fund on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, which owns the fund on behalf of the Norwegian people. The ministry determines the fund’s investment strategy, following advice from among others Norges Bank Investment Management and discussions in Parliament. The management mandate defines the investment universe and the fund’s strategic reference index.

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About Renminbi

About Renminbi

“Renminbi” is the official name of the currency introduced by the Communist People’s Republic of China at the time of its foundation in 1949. It means “the people’s currency”

About People's Bank of China

About People’s Bank of China

The People’s Bank of China (PBC) was established on December 1, 1948 based on the consolidation of the Huabei Bank, the Beihai Bank and the Xibei Farmer Bank. In September 1983, the State Council decided to have the PBC function as a central bank. The Law of the People’s Republic of China on the People’s Bank of China adopted on March 18, 1995 by the 3rd Plenum of the 8th National People’s Congress has since legally confirmed the PBC’s central bank status.

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About Australian Taxation Office

About Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the principal revenue collection agency of the Australian government. Our role is to effectively manage and shape the tax and superannuation systems that support and fund services for Australians, including:

  • collecting revenue
  • administering the goods and services tax (GST) on behalf of the Australian states and territories
  • governing a range of programs which result in transfers and benefits back to the community
  • administering the major aspects of Australia’s superannuation system
  • custodian of the Australian Business Register.

We operate under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, within the Treasury portfolio, and are accountable under the Public Service Act 1999.

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About OPEC

About OPEC

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a permanent, intergovernmental Organization, created at the Baghdad Conference on September 10–14, 1960, by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. The five Founding Members were later joined by nine other Members: Qatar (1961); Indonesia (1962) – suspended its membership from January 2009-December 2015; Libya (1962); United Arab Emirates (1967); Algeria (1969); Nigeria (1971); Ecuador (1973) – suspended its membership from December 1992-October 2007; Angola (2007) and Gabon (1975–1994). OPEC had its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in the first five years of its existence. This was moved to Vienna, Austria, on September 1, 1965.

OPEC’s objective is to co-ordinate and unify petroleum policies among Member Countries, in order to secure fair and stable prices for petroleum producers; an efficient, economic and regular supply of petroleum to consuming nations; and a fair return on capital to those investing in the industry.

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About Australia Government Debt

About Australia Government Debt

The Australian government debt is the amount owed by the Australian federal government.The Australian Office of Financial Management, which is part of the Treasury Portfolio, is the agency which manages the government debt and does all the borrowing on behalf of the Australian government. Australian government borrowings are subject to limits and regulation by the Loan Council, unless if the borrowing is for defence purposes or is a ‘temporary’ borrowing.

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About Shanghai Gold Exchange

About Shanghai Gold Exchange

Officially starting operation on October 30, 2002, the Shanghai Gold Exchange (the “SGE”) is a membership-based and self-regulatory legal entity established by the People’s Bank of China (the “PBC”) upon the approval of the State Council and registered with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. Regarding facilitating market development as its top priority, the SGE organizes the trading of gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals and provides relevant services for members and investors in a cost-efficient manner by adhering to the principles of integrity, equitableness, justice and transparency. The SGE is subject to supervision and regulation by the PBC pursuant to law.

Website: Shanghai Gold Exchange

About Us: http://www.en.sge.com.cn/about-us/sge-overview/sge-intro

The SGE is authorized to:

(1) list gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals for spot, deferred and derivatives trading, as well as provide related services;

(2) execute transactions through price matching, price asking or otherwise;

(3) provide venues, facilities and related services for the trading of listed products, design products to be traded, arrange the listing of products, adopt trading rules, and organize, supervise, and regulate transactions, settlement, delivery and other related business activities;

(4) draft standards for construction of the gold market infrastructures, formulate delivery standards, provide trade registration as well as services pertaining to accounts, custody, delivery, clearing and settlement, storage and transportation, and pledging and leasing;

(5) supervise and regulate its members in accordance with the Articles of Association of the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the trading rules of the Exchange; and

(6) perform any duty as otherwise prescribed by the PBC.

The SGE offers 13 products covering gold, silver and platinum on the Main Board. With the listing of three physical gold products on the International Board, a multi-tiered trading system is taking shape, which bridges the Main Board and the International Board and operates centralized price matching with OTC trading as supplement.

The SGE is open for trading from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and the trading hours on each trading day include three sessions, i.e., Morning Session (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.), Afternoon Session (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) and Night Session (8:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.).

The SGE follows the “netting, segregation and multi-tiered” approaches for currency payment clearing. At present, 18 Settlement Banks certified for the Main Board and 7 Settlement Banks certified for the International Board—including all major commercial banks and some medium-sized commercial banks with strong regional service capabilities inChina—provide prompt clearing services to corporate customers and individuals trading on the SGE, and offer solid protection against any risks relating to client funds.

The SGE currently has a network of 58 Certified Vaults (of which 55 are for gold storage and three are for silver storage) in 36 cities nationwide covering all major gold refinement and consumption regions, providing physical delivery, transfer, logistics, and transport services to enterprises and individuals across the country. Meanwhile, International Board Certified Vaults provide additional services relating to the transshipment of physical gold bullions between two foreign trading parties.

Today, the SGE is a bustling trading venue that boasts 167 domestic members and 40 international members admitted to trading on the International Board. Nearly 8,000 corporate customers and over seven million individuals trade on the SGE through their carrying members. The SGE has been dedicating itself to serving the real economy and industries ever since its inception, and is tireless in bringing more and better investment opportunities to investors.

We at the SGE are committed to shaping the SGE into a precious metals exchange with significant global influence, transforming Shanghai into an international gold trading center, propelling China to a more active role in the global gold markets, and contributing to the prosperity and development of the global gold markets.

About People's Bank of China

About China Central Bank

The People’s Bank of China (PBC) was established on December 1, 1948 based on the consolidation of the Huabei Bank, the Beihai Bank and the Xibei Farmer Bank. In September 1983, the State Council decided to have the PBC function as a central bank. The Law of the People’s Republic of China on the People’s Bank of China adopted on March 18, 1995 by the 3rd Plenum of the 8th National People’s Congress has since legally confirmed the PBC’s central bank status.

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About US Treasury

About US Treasury

The Treasury Department is the executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the United States. The Department is responsible for a wide range of activities such as advising the President on economic and financial issues, encouraging sustainable economic growth, and fostering improved governance in financial institutions. The Department of the Treasury operates and maintains systems that are critical to the nation’s financial infrastructure, such as the production of coin and currency, the disbursement of payments to the American public, revenue collection, and the borrowing of funds necessary to run the federal government. The Department works with other federal agencies, foreign governments, and international financial institutions to encourage global economic growth, raise standards of living, and to the extent possible, predict and prevent economic and financial crises. The Treasury Department also performs a critical and far-reaching role in enhancing national security by implementing economic sanctions against foreign threats to the U.S., identifying and targeting the financial support networks of national security threats, and improving the  safeguards of our financial systems.

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About Temasek

About Temasek

Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company based in Singapore. Supported by 10 offices globally, Temasek owns a S$266 billion portfolio as at 31 March 2015, mainly in Singapore and Asia.  Temasek’s investment themes centre on: Transforming Economies; Growing Middle Income Populations; Deepening Comparative Advantages; and Emerging Champions. Its portfolio covers a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media and technology; transportation and industrials; life sciences, consumer and real estate; as well as energy and resources.

Total shareholder return for Temasek since its inception in 1974 was 16% compounded annually. Temasek has had an overall corporate credit rating of “Aaa” by Moody’s and “AAA” by Standard & Poor’s since our inaugural rating in 2004.

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About Monetary Authority of Singapore

About Monetary Authority of Singapore

As Singapore’s central bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) promotes sustained, non-inflationary economic growth through appropriate monetary policy formulation and close macroeconomic surveillance of emerging trends and potential vulnerabilities. It manages Singapore’s exchange rate, foreign reserves and liquidity in the banking sector. MAS is also an integrated supervisor overseeing all financial institutions in Singapore — banks, insurers, capital market intermediaries, financial advisors, and the stock exchange. With its mandate to foster a sound and progressive financial services sector in Singapore, MAS also helps shape Singapore’s financial industry by promoting a strong corporate governance framework and close adherence to international accounting standards. In addition, it spearheads retail investor education. MAS ensures that Singapore’s financial industry remains vibrant, dynamic and competitive by working closely with other government agencies and financial institutions to develop and promote Singapore as a regional and international financial centre.

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About Bank of England

About Bank of England

 The Bank of England’s mission is to promote the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability.

That mission starts with the most recognisable of the Bank’s responsibilities – maintaining public confidence in the bank notes we all carry in our pockets and wallets. The Bank designs and issues durable, high quality bank notes, containing advanced security features that are easy to check and resilient to counterfeiting.

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About Elliot Management

About Elliot Management

Elliott Management Corporation is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets across the globe. The firm obtains external research to complement its in-house research. Elliott Management Corporation was founded in 1977 and is based in New York City with an additional office in London, United Kingdom.

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About EY ITEM Club

About EY ITEM Club

ITEM stands for Independent Treasury Economic Model. The EY ITEM club is economic forecasting group based in the United Kingdom. It prouces quarterly economic UK forecasts, which are often mentioned in the UK news media. It was founded in 1977 and is sponsored by EY (Ernst & Young), a leading firm of business and financial advisers with some 212,000 staff in around 150 countries.

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About Financial Conduct Authority

About Financial Conduct Authority

Our strategic objective is to ensure that the relevant markets function well and our operational objectives are to:

  • Protect consumers – we secure an appropriate degree of protection for consumers.
  • Protect financial markets – we protect and enhance the integrity of the UK financial system.
  • Promote competition – we promote effective competition in the interests of consumers.

We are an independent public body funded entirely by the firms that we regulate, by charging them fees. We are accountable to the Treasury, which is responsible for the UK’s financial system, and to Parliament.

Our work and purpose is defined by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA)

We work with consumer groups, trade associations and professional bodies, domestic regulators, EU legislators and a wide range of other stakeholders. With this extensive remit, we use a proportionate approach to regulation, prioritising the areas and firms which pose a higher risk to our objectives.

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About China Securities Regulatory Commission

About China Securities Regulatory Commission

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), a ministerial-level public institution directly under the State Council, performs a unified regulatory function, according to the relevant laws and regulations, and with the authority by the State Council, over the securities and futures market of China, maintains an orderly securities and futures market order, and ensure a legal operation of the capital market.

China Securities Regulatory Commission is located in Beijing, with appointed one chairman, four vice chairmen, one secretary of the Disciplinary Inspection Commission (on the vice-ministerial level) and three assistants to the chairman.

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About Wealth-X Billionaire Census

About Wealth-X Billionaire Census

The only comprehensive study of the global billionaire population, the 2015-2016 Billionaire Census provides unprecedented insight into the assets, lifestyle, motivations and social networks of the world’s wealthiest individuals. This year’s report details the life cycle of the average billionaire, from education and accumulation of wealth to philanthropy and transfer of wealth.

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About Bank Indonesia

About Bank Indonesia

A new chapter in the history of Bank Indonesia as an independent central bank was initiated when a new Central Bank Act, the UU No. 23/1999 on Bank Indonesia, was enacted on May 17, 1999 and have which has been amended with UU No.3/2004 on January 15, 2004. The Act confers it the status and position as an independent state institution and freedom from interference by the Government or any other external parties.

As an independent state institution, Bank Indonesia is fully autonomous in formulating and implementing each of its task and authority as stipulated in the Act. External parties are strictly prohibited from interfering with Bank Indonesia’s implementation of its tasks, and Bank Indonesia has the duty to refuse or disregard any attempt of interference in any form by any party.

About Bank for International Settlements

About Bank for International Settlements

Established on 17 May 1930, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is the world’s oldest international financial organisation. The BIS has 60 member central banks, representing countries from around the world that together make up about 95% of world GDP. The head office is in Basel, Switzerland and there are two representative offices: in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and in Mexico City.

The mission of the BIS is to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks.

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About Mubadala Development Co

About Mubadala Development Co.

Mubadala was established to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s growth potential, and to help the government meet its socioeconomic targets. While our investments are designed to generate sustainable profits over the long-term, they also deliver strong social returns to Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

Focused on investment and development across multiple sectors, Mubadala’s portfolio is valued at more than US $63.5 billion. We are an active investor in sectors and geographies with long-term value propositions, working in partnership with world-class organizations to establish and manage joint ventures.

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About Nazir Razak

About Nazir Razak

Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak, aged 49, was appointed to the Board on 27 January 2006 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and was then appointed as the Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of CIMBGH on 7 November 2006. He resigned as the Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of CIMBGH on 31 August 2014 and was re-designated and named Chairman / Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of CIMBGH on 1 September 2014 following the retirement of Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof as the Chairman / Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of CIMBGH on 31 August 2014. He is also the President Commissioner of PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk.

Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak graduated from the University of Bristol with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree and obtained a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) from the University of Cambridge.

He joined the corporate advisory department of Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as CIMB IB) in 1989 and managed various fund raising, privatisation, listing and corporate restructuring exercises. In 1993, he transferred to the bank’s stockbroking arm where he rose to the position of Executive Director. He moved back to CIMB IB as Deputy Chief Executive on 1 June 1996 and became Chief Executive on 1 June 1999. He assumed the position of Group Chief Executive of CIMBGH on 7 November 2006.

During his tenure as Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of CIMB, Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak has been recognised as Malaysia’s top executive/CEO on several occasions. He was the youngest recipient of FinanceAsia’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2009 and was also awarded Euromoney’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award’ in recognition of this outstanding contribution to the Asian Financial Markets. In 2015, he was conferred the prestigious Asia House Asian Business Leaders Award for his overall contribution to the economic success, professional excellence, moral leadership and service to society Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak holds directorships in various CIMB companies.  He is a Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and a member of the Investment Panel of the Employees Provident Fund Board and the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.   He is also the Chairman of the EPF’s Investment Panel Risk Committee and a Trustee of the Rahah Foundation and the Pride Foundation.

He does not have any conflict of interest or any family relationship with any other Director and/or major Shareholders of the Company, except being a Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and the brother of Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Hj Abdul Razak, the Chairman of Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

Profile: http://www.cimb.com/en/who-we-are/leadership/board-of-directors/cimb-group.html

About Mohammad Al Tuwaijri

About Mohammad Al Tuwaijri

A former Saudi air force pilot, Al Tuwaijri joined Saudi British Bank, HSBC’s affiliate in Saudi Arabia, in 1995 and served as head of risk management, deputy treasurer and treasurer before leaving to become senior country officer for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Saudi Arabia in 2007, according to HSBC’s website. He rejoined the London-based bank in 2010 as head of global banking and markets for Middle East and Africa.

During his time at the bank, Al Tuwaijri helped cement HSBC’s role as one of the most active international investment banks in Saudi Arabia. The lender has been the top adviser for IPOs in the country for the past five years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, and was the sole international adviser on the $6 billion IPO of National Commercial Bank in 2014, the Middle East’s largest ever listing. HSBC holds a 40 percent stake in Saudi British, known as SABB, and a 49 percent share in HSBC Saudi Arabia.

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About United Kingdom

About United Kingdom

Ridding the world of poverty is not only morally right, but would make the world a better place for everyone. In pursuit of this goal, the United Kingdom and the World Bank Group work together to develop policies on a wide range of issues, such as conflict prevention, governance, health, and education — trying to enable millions in the poorest countries to be immunized, gain access to roads and clean water, and become teachers, among other benefits. The Bank Group’s expertise, knowledge, and ability to work across sectors and countries helps further the goals of human, economic, and sustainable development around the world.

The United Kingdom became a member of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) — the World Bank—in December 1945 and played a crucial role in helping found the Bretton Woods institutions (World Bank and International Monetary Fund). Today, the United Kingdom remains a major shareholder and an important and influential partner in global efforts to reduce poverty.

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About Panama City

About Panama City

The City of Panama City is located in the Florida “panhandle” on St. Andrews Bay approximately 170 miles east of Mobile, Alabama, 95 miles east of Pensacola, Florida and 100 miles southwest of Tallahassee, Florida. St. Andrews Bay surrounds much of Panama City and provides a protected harbor for facilities at the growing Port of Panama City complex.

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About China

About China 

Since initiating market reforms in 1978, China has shifted from a centrally-planned to a market-based economy and has experienced rapid economic and social development. GDP growth has averaged nearly 10 percent a year—the fastest sustained expansion by a major economy in history—and has lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty. China reached all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and made a major contribution to the achievement of the MDGs globally.

With a population of 1.3 billion, China recently became the second largest economy and is increasingly playing an important and influential role in the global economy.

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